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Tuesday 12 December 2017
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Epic to help 13 community bodies

Digicel Foundation director Desha Clifford presents to Terrance Caesar, principal of Tunapuna Boys RC School.

Thirteen community organisations are set to benefit from the Digicel Foundation’s Extraordinary Projects Impacting Communities (EPIC).

Nikeisha Felix Lewis, of the North Coast Sports Club, right, receives her cheque from Donna Richards, Digicel Foundation director.

Josiah Austin, councillor for Trincity/Macoya receives a cheque from Kavisha Ramkissoon, Digicel Foundation director.

This initiative will implement projects such as park upgrades and beautification; homework centres; computer labs; enhancement projects among others.

Diana Mathura, project coordinator of the Digicel Foundation, right, hands over grant to Mary Reyes, of the El Luengo Community Council.

The successful awardees include the Sapphire Miriam Foundation, The North Coast Sports Academy, El Luengo Community Council, Longdenville North East Community Council, Esperanza Presbyterian PTA, Tunapuna Boys RC School, Tunapuna Piarco Regional Corporation, Silver Harps Steel Orchestra, KIND, Sea Lots Open Bible, Shiva Gana Organisation, Antillean All Stars and Habitat for Humanity. All groups would receive US$5000 grant funds to implement projects throughout TT.

Deborah Ramdhanie, right, of the Digicel Foundation presents to Simone Claxton of the Sapphire Mariam Foundation.

Epic was established in March 2016 to provide funding to community and faith-based organisations, as well as other non-governmental organisations to implement small scale projects. So far this year, in the spirit of inclusion, the first grant under the Epic initiative was made to Alfonso Sport and Fitness Events – owners of Limitless Fitness Gym which each year, partners with Special Olympics Trinidad and Tobago (SOTT) to host power lifting activities as one of the disciplines in the SOTT National Games.

Pastor Raymond Ockille of the Sea Lots Open Bible Church collects his cheque from Rudo Udika, project officer of the Digicel Foundation.

The successful implementation of 20 Epic projects is this year’s goal for the foundation so there’s still time for groups to apply, demonstrate the ability to implement projects, must have good communications skills and show evidence of financial accountability, said a media release. Applicants should have a registered bank account and proof of incorporation.

Krishna Ramjit, president of the Shiva Ghana Organisation receives a grant from Nazmin Khan of the Digicel Foundation.

Institutions wishing to be part of this extraordinary initiative may obtain application forms from the DgicelfoundationTT Facebook page.

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